Chapter 7. Identifying a Project Vision

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.

—Jack Welch

In many organizations a project officially begins when the team leadership gains agreement and funding from the project sponsor to create an initial vision for the proposed solution. Minimally the vision should answer what are the goals of the project team and who is on it. More robust vision statements also indicate the desired scope of the current release, overview the likely technical strategy to address that scope, and outline the plan to do the required work. When a feasibility study has occurred, the vision statement also summarizes its results. Project teams ...

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